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Spring Thing

In April 2022, we opened the doors to St Anne’s House for a two day event of open studios, activities, food and connection.

The event was a fun chance to see behind the scenes of the community hub in St Anne’s. Tenant’s studios of Bristol-based painters, designers, makers, thinkers and photographers were opened up for the public to visit and talk to the artists, as well as an array of creative activities hosted by guest facilitators.

Two people kneeling chatting whilst they work with different materials for den making

During Spring Thing: Day Event, different creative activities took place including:

Den Making with A&K’s Playground, Cyanotype Printing with Look & Learn, Clothes Repair with Careful Now! Collective, Flag Drawing with Studio Mothership, Crown Making with The Art Cart, Wood Painting with Elliot Coffin, Football Rattle Workshop with Jonathan Kelham.

Visitors looking around studios and chatting with an artist at St Anne's House Spring Thing
Two people smiling as they are serving pizza at Spring Thing at St Anne's House
A group standing at the pizza stand for Spring Thing chatting

Such a great asset to the community! Our whole family loved the Spring Thing, it’s so wonderful to see free events like this happening, celebrating art, fun, crafts, and the brilliant new space that is St Anne’s House. Can’t wait for next years!

– Attendee and St Anne’s resident

The event saw over 400 people come along over the duration of the event, and it was positively received from residents and those living in St Annes and Brislington.

Thank you

To all those who contributed to the day making is as lively and fun as it was. Our tenants who opened their spaces and ideas with people, allowing them in to see their world. As well as all who took the time to visit, and support the efforts of St Anne’s House.

An artist talking to young children in the exhibition space at St Anne's House
Artwork hanging on the studio wall at St Anne's House during Spring Thing